Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil Stash

A few weeks ago I purchased this set from Urban Decay and I can't say enough good things about it! 

Urban Decay says : 

For your inner artist: a set of pocket-sized 24/7 Shadow Pencils that make it easy to line, shade, and smudge like a pro. (In shades that inspire addiction.)

It’s like a box of ridiculously chic crayons… for your eyes. We packaged 5 travel-sized Shadow Pencils in a shade assortment that lets you play boldly with color or create softly smudged effects. You get all the creamy, waterproof, vibrant color of our 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in a fat shape that’s super-versatile: use the wide side of the pencil to shadow larger areas with ease or use the thin tip to line your eyes. This set makes achieving dramatic washes of color and precise lines SO EASY, in hues that run the gamut from soft and shimmery to deep and bright. The range of looks you can create with this set is endless, and we can’t live without it. Juju, a frosted taupe, is brand new and only available in this set! And each pencil barrel is color-matched so it’s easier to grab exactly what you’re looking for in the depths of your handbag. This kit will change the lives of lazy shadow appliers and wannabe makeup artists who can now achieve flawlessly shaded and/or lined eyes. Give it to yourself or a friend, or break it up into mini gifts.

What I say: 
First, I say that this set is $12. Yes, only $12!
Second, I tend to be lazy when it comes to eye shadow. I'm not one who likes to use 5 or 6 different shadows. It's time consuming and the more makeup I add, the sillier I look. Any one of these pencils can be used alone to achieve a pretty eye look. I lean toward using the neutral shades as a wash of color, blended across the eyelid. Occasionally I use the purple and turquoise as a liner. 
Third, they are very creamy and smooth.They don't drag or pull on your eyelid and they are super easy to use!  You literally draw it on and blend the edges with your fingertip .Do blend quickly though, it doesn't take long for these to set. And once it's set, it's not going anywhere. Which leads me to....
Fourth, the staying power of these pencils is incredible! My eyelids area little wrinkled and a little hooded. For me it's a given that eye shadow will crease on me. Well, these babies DO NOT CREASE! They last until you take them off! 
Fifth, the colors are are very wearable. Even the brighter shades can be easily worn as an eyeliner for a 'pop' of color. 

Top to bottom: Delequint-shimmering purple with some glitter, Clash-shimmering turquoise with glitter, Sin- shimmering champagne, Rehab- Shimmery brown, Juju- Shimmery taupe.
Final word:
This is a great set at a great price! Because of the ease of use and the staying power, these pencils would make a great addition to your spring/summer make up repertoire.


Ifcurvescouldtalk said...


Makeupartistkerrie said...

oh these are beautiful!!!

Emma Loeskow said...

Wow, they are amazing colours!

Sarah Stright said...

I like things that are only $12 :)

Katie @ Grown2Love said...

oh wow, what a great deal! I love urban decay. I splurge $48 dollars on a little bitty eyeshadow set and it's been my favorite thing ever since. I'm glad I let my sister pressure me into buying it.

Bree said...

This set is only $12????? Thats AMAZING! I love urban decay! Totally am going to run out and buy this!! xx

The Urban Umbrella


themakeupfairy said...

I have Rehab and I really like it! Great swatches

sleepandwater said...

Great price and gorgeous colours! The purple and teal are so eye-catching and the neutral colours are so pretty and very wearable :)

Stephanieeeeee said...

thanks for the swatches! I found your blog via the blog hop event and I am stopping by to say hello! please check out my blog as well and follow if you enjoy my posts! 

Karen said...

I just reviewed this product too! I love it so much :) The colors are super pigmented and it stays on all day. I don't usually wear eye shadow but the 3 neutral colors are perfect for an everyday look.


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